Definition of deficit spending in English:

deficit spending

Syllabification: def·i·cit spend·ing


  • Government spending, in excess of revenue, of funds raised by borrowing rather than from taxation.
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    • As in Chile, this massive redirection of funds from government deficit spending into private investment could raise U.S. economic growth to a new level altogether.
    • The government finances its deficit spending by inflation.
    • Growth requires new money that finances deficit spending by firms and consumers.

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